Multisite: moderate new sign-ups and registrations
This should be a core element of WP multi-site functionality, but I haven’t found a plugin that simplifies the task.
There are plugins for creating granular control of user roles, membership plugins and spam management plugins, but seemingly no plugins which are up-to-date for the simple task of placing all new sign-ups in a moderation queue enabling super-admins to approve them and/or just throttle the rate of new sign-ups to manage the dilution effect from new blogs or conversations.
I currently have ‘Register Plus Redux’ installed but there are various bugs – such as assigning a temp email address to new sign-ups which creates an error on approval, or not being able to disapprove a new user from the site admin pages, instead needing to go to the Network user pages in order to delete a user.
Am I missing something? How are other multi-site networks managing user sign-ups? Is there a secret function or plugin that those ‘in the know’ are using?
Answers on a postcard, please..
Well I’ve tried the only other plugin that I could find – BP-Registration-Options – but that hasn’t been maintained for some time and stopped working with WP3.1+
I am surprised not to find any working alternatives – seems like the kind of functionality that most WP multisite or BuddyPress users would find very useful.
I find it utterly astonishing that there is no moderation plugin for multisite registrations. Would seem to be a basic requirement to me.
I agree… there are no alternatives. I should have used Drupal 🙁
Really, really desperate for a solution.
I am on the same boat and I find it absurd that you can’t moderate new users.
It’s nuts, right? I’m doing a workaround. In a couple networks, I have achieved registration moderation by creating PHP forms for applying for site membership and for registering sites. On submission, that data sits in a table until transferred to the users table when I approve the requests.
To get around the hashing of passwords, the forms don’t ask for one from the user. Instead, I generate a random password and send it in the approval email asking new members and new site admins to change their password on first login.
How backwards! Makes a little more work for me, but I’d rather spend a minute more to have that user sign up and site registration moderation. What are others doing to work around this registration issue?
Have you tried the WP-Members™ plugin? Anyone working successfully with this on a multisite install? Author reports it is “not officially multisite compatible,” but the plug is currently WordPress compatible to 3.3.1.
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